MATH 406
Advanced Calculus for Engineers/Scientists II

- Applied Complex Analysis -

Penn State University,   Spring 2006

MWF 9:05-9:55 AM (Section 2:  Schedule #587122)
MWF 10:10-11:00 AM (Section 1:  Schedule #587119)

Instructor: Professor Andrew Belmonte

Contact info: 322 McAllister Building, telephone: 865-2491, email:

Office hours: Mon 3-4, Tues 11-12, or by appointment.

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Grader:   TBA

Prerequisites: Math 250 or 251, Math 405.

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Additional Texts (not required!)

Updated Course Information:
Sat 4/29   1-2 PM, 113 McAllister
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The Course:

In this class we will talk about imaginary numbers, which are multiples of the square root of -1, and more generally about complex numbers, which are combinations of real and imaginary numbers. The number system which results from this abstraction is quite important to many applications, including signal processing, fluid dynamics, electromagnetism, circuit theory, and quantum mechanics - to name a few. This semester we will study the calculus of complex functions - functions of a complex variable, and complex-valued functions. Among the topics we will cover are: analytic functions, contour integration, sequences and series, residues, conformal mappings, and transforms.

The structure of the course will follow the two texts. You should be reading well ahead of where we are in the lecture - this will be my assumption!

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Last modified 29 April 2006, by AB